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I think I goofed pretty bad. I have never worked with honda engines before, and the previous engine in my 74 mini cooper used engine oil to oil the transmission. When I put the d16z6 in the mini, i simply put the half shafts in and filled the car with oil and let 'er rip. Ive only put about 60 miles on the car, but I saw somewhere that I have to fill the transmission through the VSS with transmission oil. Am I getting scared for nothing? The transmission seemed fine other than the occasional hard shift into 3rd.

I will be taking the motor out of the car in order to do some body work, so I will be pulling the half shafts again. Thanks guys
 

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I tore down a trans that had no oil added, went 100 miles in short trips and had no signs of heat damage. I was amazed.

If the trans had been kept level and wasn't drained before the swap, it will hold 1.3-1.5 quarts. Drain the trans to see what comes out and fill with two quarts of 10w30 motor oil through the VSS opening.
 

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Agreed I let my buddy borrow a z6 trans when he put an engine in his car he forgot to fill the trans with oil he traveled about 200 miles before having any trouble with the trans lol needless to say he paid me for the trans he damaged

So put oil in the trans and see what happens


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Hey guys, so I went to drain the transmission fluid, and only about half a quart came out. Ive already bought a new transmission, as I wanted a 3.7ish final drive anyways to run with the 10inch wheels. Now I was told that the transmission i got was off of a dx civic d15b. I want to pull the trigger on an lsd and I was looking at OBX as an option. However, it looks like the OBX lsd only comes in 40mm. The DX trans is 35mm right? Super new to transmissions as you guys can probably tell lol. Also, what would I look for in my existing transmission to indicate damage?
 

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Pony up and spend the money on a mfactory lsd, so that way you won't be out a lsd and possibly a transmission when the obx fails.

There's a couple guys on here that supply mfactory goodies, and yes, you'll need the smaller bearing diff, not the SI 40MM
 

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Pony up and spend the money on a mfactory lsd, so that way you won't be out a lsd and possibly a transmission when the obx fails.

There's a couple guys on here that supply mfactory goodies, and yes, you'll need the smaller bearing diff, not the SI 40MM
And who would I speak to about said goodies?
 

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Me. I just built a DX trans with 35mm MFactory helical LSD for a Mini.

The MFactory 35mm helical LSD is $699.95 shipped and diff bearings are an additional $49.95. If you need it installed, labor for the complete trans build is $200.
 

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Me. I just built a DX trans with 35mm MFactory helical LSD for a Mini.

The MFactory 35mm helical LSD is $699.95 shipped and diff bearings are an additional $49.95. If you need it installed, labor for the complete trans build is $200.
I actually just ordered the lsd for 699.95 shipped and that included two new diff bearings. I was going to attempt the install myself. Can someone point me to a good write up?
 

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Maybe I'm just bad a researching, but I can't seem to find a helms manual for a civic del sol (where my engine came from). Anyone got a link?
 

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Thanks for the info guys. So the transmission that I pulled came out of a car with 20k miles. The transmission was the original that came with the car, and the buddy that I got the transmission from is pretty good at not beating manuals trannys to shit. That being said, is there anything else I should replace while I'm in there?
 

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replace any and all bearings that have any slop.

check tolerances.

lots of stuff to check over.

bone, aqua, and a few others have quite a bti of info on here.


trouble searching?

I use google with a website filter to find stuff. works better than d series itself
 

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So I went through and checked all of the tolerances, and everything is on the tighter side of the range. All of the bearings are free of slop, and I see no signs of scoring anywhere. This thing is clean! So Im just going to replace the seals for the half shafts and the washers on the mainshaft.

When I took the interlock bolt out, I didnt mark it like I have seen some people do. Is that bad? Is there not a simple torque spec I can tighten it to?

Also I read somewhere that when installing the diff bearings, you should put a coat of oil on them and bake them in an oven for a bit. What kind of oil? Honda MTF I would assume?

Final question, where can I get the shims for the diff, and will I necessarily need them? Im very new at this and I havent been able to find a good manual anywhere. The Chilton manual I have is a POS.
 
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